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Republican ‘Top President’ Poll Results Are In – Ronald Reagan Is Runner-Up, And The Winner Is Donald Trump
By Ben Dutka|February 17, 2021
Republican ‘Top President’ Poll Results Are In – Ronald Reagan Is Runner-Up, And The Winner Is Donald Trump

It’s always a revealing and hotly contested poll: Who’s the “Best President Ever”?  Obviously, the answer is often different if you ask a Republican and a Democrat.

And when you ask a Republican, statistics show that more often than not, the answer will be Ronald Reagan. He has been a perennial favorite among the GOP for decades.

However, in the recent poll given to right-wingers, Reagan is no longer at the very top.

In fact, the new winner beat Reagan by a large margin: 2-1. This may come as a surprise to some, but not to those who continue to support America’s recent – and widely controversial – POTUS.

It may also be a surprise because former President Donald Trump managed to ruffle a lot of Red feathers in D.C.

Even so, according to the latest poll, it hasn’t damaged Trump’s reputation among the citizens.

Via Washington Examiner:

In the latest Economist/YouGov survey, 36% of Republicans called Trump the best. Just 18% called Reagan that, followed by 13% for President Abraham Lincoln and 11% for President George Washington.

This is extremely significant for one big statistical reason: in 2018, 36 percent of Republicans voted for Reagan. Only 10 percent voted for Trump.

That’s a huge shift in just a few years, and it speaks volumes. Perhaps Trump’s latest acquittal in the Senate has fueled even more love, and many hope to see Donald on the campaign trail again.

Interestingly enough, the poll was conducted during that Senate impeachment trial. That’s when we really saw an outpouring of support for Trump, and that could very well explain these results.

But it’ll also likely rile Democrats, many of whom are hoping Trump just recedes into the shadows.

That doesn’t appear as if it’ll happen, though, and another survey this week showed that 75 percent want Trump to have a “prominent role” in the party.

Of course, it’s no surprise to learn that Democrats continue to loathe Trump, as he comes in at the bottom of the Democrat “Best President Ever” poll.

Overall, when counting all Americans, the results look like this:

  • Obama 18%.
  • Lincoln 17%.
  • Trump 13%.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt 12%.
  • Reagan 10%.

It may be odd to see Lincoln only second and George Washington out of the top 5, but that’s probably just a sign of the times.

And Obama’s fame remains very strong among Democrats, though his approval ratings continued to decline in the latter years of his tenure.

In the end, though, Trump topping Reagan among Republicans, by such a large amount and completely reversing the stats from a few years ago, is really impressive.

Key Takeaways:

  • Donald Trump topped Ronald Reagan in a GOP “Best President Ever” poll. Trump won by a large 2-1 margin.
  • It marks a stunning turnaround: in 2018, Reagan led Trump 36-10%.
  • Democrats unsurprisingly dislike Trump, and the overall results put Obama and Lincoln at the top.

Source: Washington Examiner

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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